Meet Our 2019 Grant Recipients

Our Approach to Funding

Women Helping Women Fund provides funds to programs in the Spokane community that ensure women and children have opportunities to reach their highest potential.
Our Allocations Committee conducts extensive research— including a thorough needs assessment—in order to identify the organizations best equipped to meet the needs of women and children. We’re equitable in the grant-writing application process so everyone has a fair chance, not just professional grant writers. Applicants are carefully screened, evaluated by financial reviewers, and visited by our Board of Directors.
We focus on measurable results. Grant recipients are required to report twice on the impact of the funds, and we’re committed to assuring previously unmet needs are being met in the community, collaboration is demonstrated with other programs, and recipients are sufficiently giving back.
We have expanded funding opportunities to include programs that offer preventive strategies and/or proactive initiatives in one or more of the following areas: Education, Basic Needs & Healthy Lifestyles, Increasing Financial Stability and Opportunity.
Raising a child shouldn’t keep young mothers from achieving their academic goals. The Vivian Winston Scholarship awards funds, historically ranging from $1,500-$4,000, to assist mothers attending Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Washington State University: Spokane, Whitworth University, Spokane Community College, and Spokane Falls Community College with tuition and child care.

What We Do

The Story of WHWF


6 Founders


28 Years


Nearly $6 Million Granted


500+ Programs


1 City


Annette Klinefelter
This seemingly small grant for WHWF was a huge catalyst for us; I can't thank you enough!
Kathy Hedgcock
We’re grateful for all that WHWF does to strengthen our community with grants to so many organizations that are doing important work to help women and children.
Jeff Wright
Without support from organizations like yours we wouldn’t be able to offer the amount of programs at a high-level of professionalism our community deserves.
Rebekah Evans
Daycare expenses can be high and difficult to finance, and I look forward to the future when I can return the favor to other women in a similar situation.

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